Workshop - getting started #1: Moving into the Garage

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Blog entry by Ratel posted 05-22-2019 11:16 AM 287 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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In early 2018 my, then fiancee, and I moved into a bigger flat on a two-flat property in Windhoek, as a result I had to move my workshop, which was then a couple of shelves and a countertop on saw-horses occupying one end of our single car garage.

Although we can safely park outside of the garage at our new digs my fiancee insisted that I was not allowed to utilise the full double-door garage as workshop but had to restrict myself to half of it and that it should be divided so that she can safely park her car and have it protected from the worst of the dust.

What to do?

First order of business, dividing the garage: I sourced some old metal gates and wood from a construction site and constructed a rough-shod wood storage solution (a row of H-beams out of concrete covered construction pine, mortise and tenon jointed) which would also serve as the supporting mechanism keeping the gates upright.

It wasn’t pretty but it did the job.

Now I could move in, and everything got dumped in a pile, since except for the wood, I had nowhere to store anything and no time to attend on anything as we started preparing for our wedding.

I did manage to do a couple of smaller projects, but except for the refurbishment of an extendable dinner table, nothing that could be considered major.

-- Ratel

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#1 posted 05-22-2019 04:18 PM

Ah that all too familiar moment of having stuff with no where to put it.

I think we have all been there.

When I moved into my current home, I finally had all my tools in one place. (Condo living had prevented this). I had that moment of “Well…now I need someplace to put all this”.

Look forward to seeing your solutions!

-- If you don't throw out the original design at least 2 times, you aren't finding all the imperfections.

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